Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Rosie Posy’s Pretty In Pink :)

Hey!! :)

Wow- I’m finally managing to enter a LOTV Challenge!! :D I’ve had ideas for just about all of their challenges this year but my body/energy levels and the list of other things and cards that had to be made first  have seemed to have other ideas entirely unfortunately!! :S But I’ve spent the last couple of days’ energy on this one and have really enjoyed myself- I’ve tried my new nestie technique again, as well as making another long overdue tent card and some more of the fabulously easy and fun Lollipop flowers I tried for the first time not long ago, as well as inking up a gorgeous new LOTV stamp... so, all in all, feeling very happy and creatively satisfied!!lol :)

On the downside, I’m having problems with my hand again this last couple of days and it’s already complaining so will try to keep this short from here... nothing will stop me getting this in that LOTV challenge this time!! (Asking for a power cut- or something worse!!- there aren’t I!!!lol)

So here it is:

 I love this sweet image and a have been wanting it for quite a while- I cut her out using the technique I described in my post with the CAS Tulip card below and then just played about with plenty of pretty papers and colours that made me think of spring :) I tried to get a bit more of a sketchy style with the colouring- I always seem to overwork things and never have any of the lovely light areas I see with others colouring so that was my aim this time... could do better but closer, I think!! ;)

I used:
  •          LOTV Rosie Posy image stamped in Memento and coloured with Prismacolors
  •          Nestie Circle and craft knife to cut away behind image
  •          Nestie Labels 1
  •          All papers from the Forever Friends Pink Parfait pad- even managed to use up some of my scraps for the flowers (circles cut freehand)!! :)
  •          Spun Sugar DI on the main paper panel
  •          Brilliance Pearlescent Inks in Orchid and Lime for the flowers and Orchid and Purple mixed for the words
  •          Words from Woodware Clear Magic Family Christmas set
  •          Sakura Clear Glaze pen on words
  •          Pale Purple and Green Flat-backed Pearls
  •          Lots of Crystal Stickles- love the intensified colour you get by using Stickles over DIs!! :)

A couple of close-ups :)

And one to show the 'Tent Card' bit for anybody who's not seen it before :) I decided that a tent card would suit the cut out front as it holds it all together and lets you see the background paper piece better- might make the folds closer together next time, though...

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges: LOTV – Circles :) ; Sweet Stampin' – Oh So Girlie :) ; Wild Orchid – Anything Goes :) ; Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes :) ; Crafty Catz 71 – Friendship :) ; Dream Valley – Anything Goes :) ; Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – Spring... Flowers Everywhere :) 

Eeep- hope my hand lasts out while I link all those!! :S Thanks to all who left comments on my last card (and to my mum for helping me to type some of this last night!!) and hello to my new followers- if I can find a link to your blogs in my followers list then I’ll visit you soon but there are some I can’t find links for, I’m afraid :S Well, we have more of the same beautiful sunshine this morning as we had yesterday- but with the same bitter cold, too, so the urge to throw open the windows and welcome in what looks like summer will have to wait for a while!!lol I hope you’re all okay and have had a good and at least partially sunny week so far!! :)



sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous as always honey-good luck and well done for getting it done :-) Hope your hands are nicer to you soon! lots of love, Elaine-xxx-

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Rachel, and well done on getting your card and blog post finished despite some set backs, a true crafter!! Lol. Your card is BEAUTIFUL, I love that adorable image and you definitely achieved the light areas in your colouring too. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Dream Valley this week, hope your hand is some better by now. CoB

Rachael said...

Your coluring is fab Rachel I know I couldnt colour like that! I love this image too it might have to go on the 'To Buy' list lol. Hope your hand is ok - I want to see somemore of your fab nestie cutting! Hoping to get a spare minute in the next few days to give it a go!
Rachael xx

Vicky said...

This is sooo cute Rachel! lovely image and beautiful colouring as ever :o)

hope you feel better soon sweetie and those hands are kind to you,

hugs Vicky xx

Aunty Sue said...

cute card thanks for joining CC this week

coops said...

stunning card rachel.i love the lotv image and really great card shape.your colours are gorgeous and summery and fab lollipop flowers.
take it easy hun :D

xx coops xx

elsi67 said...

Very sweet! Thanks for joining us a WOC ♥

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Absolutley LOVELY!
Hugs, Sandra

Lisa aka Myran said...

Rachel, this is just the cutest thing ever! Love the dimension. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

snailzpace said...

this is so adorable! your colouring is lovely and i love the lollipop flowers and the card design!


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